New Additions To My Skincare Routine | April 21

With April, comes the first hint that the dark, bleak winter has gone and we’re now heading into warmer, longer days. I tend to change my skincare routine depending on the season, and the condition of my skin. I’ve added a fair few products into my routine lately and I thought I’d share.

Simple Protect ‘N’ Glow Triple Protect SPF 30 Moisturiser

I mentioned that this was on my Wishlist in My Everyday Facial SPF post (if you haven’t sorted your SPF yet, here is your reminder) and as soon as I saw this, I picked it up. I’m light sensitive, fair, use acids in my routine, and I want to look 25 forever so SPF is high on my list. I really like this moisturiser, it’s slightly heavier than the Simple Vital Vitamin Cream and is velvety without being heavy. I’m enjoying using this and it definitely brightens my skin.

La Roche-Posay Serazinc

I saw this on Fleur De Force’s recent video and through I would give it a try as she had such good things to it. My skin can be prone to breakouts but it’s normally hormonal or when I overload on sugar so I wasn’t sure if this would be right for me but after Fleur’s review, I was sold. It’s a very fine, cooling and refreshing mist while tightening pores and calming skin. I really like this, I think I’ll get a lot of use out of it over the summer months and would repurchase.

CeraVe SA Smoothing Cleanser

This gel cleanser has been on my to-list for a few months. I finally purchased it a few weeks ago because it’s such a holy grail for people. Said to cleanse, smoothen and gently exfoliate skin whilst being gentle and protects the skins natural barrier. No frills, just a good old face wash, which you can actually use on your body too. I really wanted to love this, and the jury is still out but I’m leaning towards the disappointed side. My skin has become so textured, it never used to be like that and it’s felt really horrible for a few days. It might be coincidence so I’m going to persevere for another few weeks but I don’t think I’m going to get on with this one.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Mini Calming Serum

This came in the CEW Female Founders Beauty Edit box which I indulged on just before Christmas and I’d never heard of the brand before. Retailing for £65 for 10ml this is eye watering, and even if it worked miracles, I doubt I would re-purchase. It’s lovely and it does calm redness and irritation. It was an SOS when my skin flared up but it’s way to expensive so when I finish the bottle, that will be it I’m afraid.

Do you switch up your skincare routine with the seasons? I’d love to know what you change and what products you love in the warmer half of the year. Or, if you have tried any of the above products, I’d love to know what you think.

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9 thoughts on “New Additions To My Skincare Routine | April 21

  1. I hear you on the gel cleansers. There are so many out there but all so different on the skin. I find using a cleansing balm before the gel wash helps protect my dry skin but i’d love to find an all-around moisturizer that cleans and is very gentle (and isn’t super expensive). I’ve heard good things about the Simple Gel Wash but can’t find it anywhere now. I’m currently using cleen beauty rosehip jelly face cleanser from Walmart and it’s pretty good and $7!

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